Topography can affect the price of land in North Carolina – or anywhere.
If a property is too steep it can make construction difficult.
In addition, in rural areas, if land is too steep it makes adding septic difficult or impossible.
In the world of commercial land sales, one of the first things buyers often look at is how much dirt they are going to have to move. Adding or removing dirt adds costs. If a property is too low, dirt will need to be brought in to increase “line of sight”. If there is too much dirt, some will need to be removed, again, for line of sight, which is a factor.